Smallpox in Huntley.
           A well developed case of that dread disease, smallpox, has been discovered at the home of Mr. Jonathan Evoy, lot 6, concession 5, Huntley, where his son Ruglas, aged 24 years, is the victim. Dr. Magee of Almonte has been in attendance, and has reported the case to the township board of health, who immediately called a meeting and took the necessary steps to prevent the spread of the disease. The young man has been working in a sawmill at Carleton Place, and being sick came home about a week ago and, it is thought, brought the disease with him. The only other inmates of the home is the victim’s father and mother. Every precaution is being taken, the house having been quarantined and a constable appointed to watch the place, in hopes that it may be confined to the one case.
Threatening Weather.
           A lawn social was held at the residence of Mr. W.A. Armstrong, second line of Drummond, on Monday evening, and was attended by a large number including about 30 from town, notwithstanding the threatening weather. Marks Brothers contributed several selections to the programme; songs were sung by Messrs. D.W. Reid and Mervyn and Frank Hicks, and speeches were made by local men. The social was under the auspices of the ladies of St. Augustine’s Church.
           The Merrickville Star is now in its seventh year, and is making good steady progress.